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Why You Should Live in a New Home Before Renovating

In competitive markets, savvy consumers gravitate toward fixer-upper homes. Why? They can customize the home to their requirements and at the same time, build some equity. But before you start knocking down walls,…
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How the Local Government Might Delay Your Home Sale

When it's time to sell your home, there's one important task many people don't think about it: Checking with their local government, to be sure it has accurate information about the home. Here's how the…
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How to Protect Your Escrow Deposit

After making an offer on a property that the seller accepts, it’s time to put money down to show you’re serious. The amount can be a few thousand dollars, up to 3…
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A Guide to Closing Costs for Buyers and Sellers

Closing costs for buyers and sellers are often misunderstood, at least in the beginning of real estate transactions. Here's what you need to know. Buyers have more costs In a closing, both buyers…
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Home Shopping Tips — Don’t Be Turned Off By These 3 Things

In 15 years of real estate, I’ve seen it all. Toilet seats up in listing photos, shag carpet covered with dog hair, bedrooms doubling as marijuana growing centers. Any of these things can…
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How to Drive Real Estate Seller Agents Nuts

There are at least five things that can drive real estate seller agents nuts. If you want a smooth, easy transaction, do the opposite. 1. Don't keep the home clean When your…
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Real Estate Deal Breakers for Buyers

After an exhaustive search, you may have found a home you love. But there will be certain things about the home you can't change, or that would require a great deal of…
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How NOT to Work With a Real Estate Agent

Your job as a home buyer or seller isn't to please your agent, of course. But on the other hand, driving agents nuts isn't going to help ensure a smooth, successful transition,…
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How to Predict When to Sell Your Home

Trying to predict when to sell your home involves a bit of crystal ball-gazing. Here are 4 things you should know to help determine when the time is right—or not—to sell. 1.…
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How to Avoid Home Buyer’s Remorse

Home shopping can be an intense, emotional, long process. Here’s how to avoid catching a bad case of home buyer's remorse. Make sure you can answer the important questions To avoid buyer’s remorse,…